"We were in Porrentruy for the last St. Martin's market. Once we had finished our shopping, we were intrigued by a poster for the Fondation Horlogère inviting passers-by to visit the "salon des métiers d'art de l'Horlogerie et de la Bijouterie" exhibition in the Jesuit Church. We were intrigued to learn about the work of the "acheveur", who assembles watch cases. A little further on, a lady showed us how the faces are enamelled. So much precision and attention to detail! We quickly realised the sort of artists and enthusiastic professionals we were dealing with. Yet they took the time to share some of their know-how with us."
Alice and her sister
The Fondation Horlogère in Porrentruy was founded in 2001 to preserve the memory of Jura watchmaking history. It aims to promote Jura watchmaking through a variety of exhibitions, business development schemes and auctions of watchmaking items.
Every days from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1.30 to 6 p.m.
From 1st June to 31 August, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Visits can be arranged by appointment outside these dates and times.
Adults: CHF 5.00
Trainees, students, pensioners: CHF 3.00
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Tours can be followed by an aperitif:
Rue Pierre Péguignat 6
T. +41 (0) 32 466 72 10